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Office Depot Department Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 1, 2014
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Department Manager
Smyrna, GA

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Office Depot in October 2011.

Interview Details – Just like any other interview in retail. Very easy interview but Office Depot focus only on making the customer happy so any questions like that come up you will know how to answer them. The customer could be dead wrong but they will make them happy

Interview Question – How would you handle and outrate customer who was wrong?   Answer Question


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Department Manager Interview

Department Manager
Denver, CO

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Office Depot in June 2011.

Interview Details – Long and drawn out. Took over a month to receive an official offer. Interviews were pretty basic.

Interview Question – Have you ever had an unexpected emergency come up?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No real negotiation phase. Offer came through pretty easy.


Accepted Offer

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Easy Interview

Department Manager Interview

Department Manager
Salem, OR

I applied online and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Office Depot in June 2009.

Interview Details – Very low key interview. You will be interviewed twice. Usually once by the ASM and once by the Store manager. If they send you to Drug testing that means you got the job (As long as you pass).

Questions will be based on your experiences with customers, and if you haven't worked in a retail environment they will ask you to relate it to other job experience.

Make sure you know about the position you are applying for before going into the interview. They will ask you questions regarding the type of work you will be doing.

Interview Question – "How did you handle a customer who was Irritate over her/his service"

They will also ask questions not on the interview guide, so be ready for a few curve balls they might ask you about your personal life, or about other jobs. Make sure you don't bad mouth any of your other jobs, or the employers you worked for.
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Negotiation Details – Good Luck Negotiating. They have set amounts they can pay you, and the hours they cant really mess with too much.


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Department Manager Interview

Department Manager

I applied in-person and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Office Depot.

Interview Details – Easy interview, just wear nice clothes and shave. As long as you pass the 110 question survey you will get the offer.

Interview Question – N/A   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – none


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Very Easy Interview

Department Manager Interview

Department Manager
Nashville, TN

I applied through other source and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Office Depot.

Interview Details – I was contacted bya a thier company recruter after emailing my resume to their HR department. First was a phone interview, then two face to face interviews with other store managers.

Interview Question – The most difficult questions was what do you expect to make working here? All the other questions were read right from a company script, which were the textbook type of interview questions anyone can find on the internet.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I had to negotiate the offer up about 20% because Office Depot pays at the bottom of the industry scale. I was able to do so becaues I have 15 years in retail management experience in the exact same industry. I was negotiating with a very new strore manager and so there was very little preasure and back and forth negotiation.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Department Manager Interview

Department Manager

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Office Depot.

Interview Details – Customer experience, retail experience, tech experience, decision quality

Interview Question – Situational awareness questions   View Answer

Negotiation Details – na


Accepted Offer

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Average Interview

Department Manager Interview

Department Manager
Fullerton, CA

I applied in-person and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Office Depot in November 2008.

Interview Details – 2 interviews, drug test, and background check

Interview Question – How to sell an item on their desk.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – They will not negotiate pay.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

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Department Manager Interview

Department Manager
Columbus, GA

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Office Depot in February 2011.

Interview Details – Interview consisted of 4 separate interviews over a course of 4 weeks. Interviewed with the store manager, assistant manager, district manager, and then the store manager and assistant manager together. Each interview took between 1-2 hours. These people take this company and their management positions very seriously. After each interview I waited 3 days before I called in to "check the status" of everything. Being persistent with this company is a must to get your foot in the door. Interview questions were very basic. Asking what kind of person you are, how much experience you have, what types of experience you have, how long you want to be with the company, how high would you like to go with the company, etc. If you are selected for the position, you have to go to a training store for 4 weeks of paid training if you are an outside hire, and 3 weeks if you are an inside promotion. Training can be a little stressful because you will be paired up with the store manager for a majority of the time as far as your shifts go, so be prepared to go to work at 5am every day. Once training is complete, you start your position at your store.

Interview Question – No questions were difficult or unexpected.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation. What you get offered is what you get.


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Easy Interview

Department Manager Interview

Department Manager
San Juan, PR

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Office Depot in May 2009.

Interview Details – Office Depot participated on a job fair in Puerto Rico. Office Depot was opening for the first time in the island. I left my resume. Then I was called for an interview adn a week later I was chosen.

Interview Question – The questions they asked are generic questions.. NO surprise questions.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – It was okay.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Department Manager Interview

Department Manager
Winston-Salem, NC

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Office Depot in November 2010.

Interview Details – I had originally applied to one store and was declined for an interview, but was referred to the manager of another store who called me for an interview. Before I could be considered for an interview I had to take a 100+ question evaluation. WOuld have loved to work there, but I didn't get called for a 2nd interview.

Interview Question – There were no difficult questions.   Answer Question

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